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the governor for ten minutes. He
found him under the thatched roof
of the Town Hall making an oration
to the populace. It was a large audi
ence' for Bungawan and there
'Were few absentees.
Kelly welcomed him with a new air
of humility, and motioned him into
Fdd do all the work and you can have
all the glory."
Brabson stared at him.
"But you're the governor yourself.
I'm only an outsider. I don't compre
hend the game."
"It's a game, of course but it's big
and on the level," explained Kelly
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a chair. Moro is Philippine Arabic,
and Brabson had been many years in
the East So he listened to Kelly. If
Kelly had known that Brabson under
stood him, he would have sat down
quicker and said less.
Kelly finished and the headmen
nodded approval and came forward
and faced Brabson expectantly.
"You needn't shake the dirtiest
hands," explained. "Just touch their
fingers and bow. It's a custom here
for the governor to shake hands -with
the native dignitaries."
"But Fm not the governor!" re
turned Brabson in pretended amaze
ment. "You are you've got to be!" re
plied Kelly with visible trepidation.
"I I told 'em you've come to take my
place. -It won't make -any difference.-